Flyer (album)

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Flyer
Studio album by Nanci Griffith
Released September 13, 1994
Genre Country folk
Length 56:09
Label Elektra
Producer Peter Collins, Peter Buck
Nanci Griffith chronology
The Best of Nanci Griffith
(1993)
Flyer
(1994)
Country Gold
(1997)

Flyer is a 15-track studio album, primarily of original material by singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith, released in 1994. It was nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Album in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards (March 1, 1995).[1] The album features contributions from Peter Buck, Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton, Adam Duritz, The Chieftains, and the Indigo Girls.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [2]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars [3]
Entertainment Weekly C [4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars [5]
Q 4/5 stars [6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [7]

Writing for AllMusic, critic Vik Iyengar wrote of the album "Although she falters a bit when choosing to tackle politics ("Time of Inconvenience"), this is her most consistent album of original songs in almost a decade."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Nanci Griffith; except where indicated

  1. "The Flyer" – 4:23
  2. "Nobody's Angel" – 4:13
  3. "Say It Isn't So" (Griffith, Harlan Howard) – 3:18
  4. "Southbound Train" (Julie Gold) – 4:32
  5. "These Days In An Open Book" – 3:33
  6. "Time Of Inconvenience" – 3:48
  7. "Don't Forget About Me" (Griffith, James Hooker) – 3:00
  8. "Always Will" – 2:42
  9. "Going Back To Georgia" (Griffith, Adam Duritz, Brian Claflin) – 4:15
  10. "Talk To Me While I'm Listening" – 4:12
  11. "Fragile" – 3:26
  12. "On Grafton Street" (Griffith, Fred Koller) – 3:58
  13. "Anything you Need But Me" – 3:08
  14. "Goodnight to a Mother's Dream" – 4:03
  15. "This Heart" – 3:26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rock on the Net.
  2. ^ a b Iyengar, Vik. "Flyer - Nanci Griffith". AllMusic. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Dretzka, Gary (October 6, 1994). "Nanci Griffith Flyer (Elektra)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Hiltbrand, David (September 23, 1994). "Flyer Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Rosenbluth, Jean (November 20, 1994). "In Brief (Nanci Griffith, "Flyer," Elektra)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nanci Griffith - Flyer CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ Galvin, Peter (December 1, 1994). "Nanci Griffith: Flyer : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved September 29, 2013.